A Mapmaker's Dream: The Meditations of Fra Mauro, Cartographer to the Court of Venice

TitleA Mapmaker's Dream: The Meditations of Fra Mauro, Cartographer to the Court of Venice
Year for Search1996
AuthorsCowan, James (b. 1942)
Date Published1996
PublisherShambala
Place PublishedBoston, MA
KeywordsAustralian author, Male author
Annotation

Written from the viewpoint of a monk in the 16th century who is trying to create a perfect map of the world based on travelers reports. He includes descriptions of the land of Prester John and other traditional eutopias.

Holding Institutions

CtY, PU

Author Note

Australian author (b. 1942).

Full Text

1996 Cowan, James (b. 1942). A Mapmaker’s Dream: The Meditations of Fra Mauro, Cartographer to the Court of Venice. Boston, MA: Shambala. CtY, PU

Written from the viewpoint of a monk in the 16th century who is trying to create a perfect map of the world based on travelers reports. He includes descriptions of the land of Prester John and other traditional eutopias. Australian author.